Esteban Aucejo

Assistant Professor
TEMPE Campus


Esteban Aucejo joins the W. P. Carey School of Business after teaching labor economics at the London School of Economics. After completing his BA in economics in his native Argentina, he traveled to Duke University where he completed ihs master's degree and doctorate in economics. His primary research focus is the economics of education, with a secondary interest in the field of labor economics. His work has been published in leading scholarly publications, including Quantitative EconomicsIZA Journal of Labor EconomicsJournal of Law and Economics, and the American Economic Review.

For the past several years, Aucejo has contributed to the success of the Centre for Economic Performance in the London School of Economics. 




PhD  Duke University, 2012
MA  Duke University, 2008
BA  Universidad de San Andr�s, 2004

Research Interests

  • Economics of Education
  • Labor Economics


  • “Does Affirmative Action Lead to Mismatch: A New Test and Evidence” with Peter Arcidiacono, Hanming Fang, and Ken Spenner, Quantitative Economics, No. 2, November 2011, 303-333.
  • “What Happens After Enrollment? An Analysis of the Time Path of Racial Differences in GPA and Major Choice” with Peter Arcidiacono and Ken Spenner, IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 1:5, October 2012.
  • “Racial Segregation Patterns in Selective Universities” with Peter Arcidiacono, Andrew Hussey, and Ken Spenner, Journal of Law and Economics, Volume 56, November 2013.
  • “Affirmative Action and University Fit: Evidence from Proposition 209” with Peter Arcidiacono, Patrick Coate and V. Joseph Hotz, IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 3:7, September 2014.
  • “University Differences in the Graduation of Minorities in STEM Fields: Evidence from California” with Peter Arcidiacono and Joe Hotz (2016), American Economic Review, 106(3): 525-562.
  • “Identification on Regressions with Missing Covariate Data” with Federico Bugni and V. Joseph Hotz (Forthcoming Econometric Theory).



Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 421Labor Economics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 421Labor Economics

Work History

Lecturer (Assistant Professor), London School of Economics and Political Science: 2012 - (On-leave)